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Asking questions

So I've decided to join the illustrious pursuit of Bitcoin mining. I've done a bit of research on the matter, and read over a few of the posts here. And I still have a lot of research to do yet. My first problem is that there's still a lot that I'm not sure about and I'm still new enough that I don't quite know the right questions to ask, or if the questions I'm trying to ask are even applicable. So, I wanted to outline my situation and some of my thoughts here and see if this great community could help direct my research.
To start off, I purchased my ASIC hardware today, and I'm awaiting delivery. I managed to get a total of 13.2GH/s for less than $300, which seemed like a good buy. It's more MH/s per $ than the $350 USB device that butterfly labs was offering. I know that's pretty weak, but it's where I've decided to start. It's good enough for getting my feet wet.
My first real question is regarding the network bandwidth requirements of an active mining setup. All of the online guides I have read have said absolutely nothing to this issue. Common sense would tell me that this is either a negligible concern or in some other way, so bluntly obvious that it doesn't bear mentioning. So at the risk of sounding dense, can anybody describe their situation in this area? I've got a 12Mb/s DSL connection, will that be a bottleneck issue or will it suffice?
As I've come to understand, my next steps are to setup a wallet for the currency, join a user pool and setup a mining client. And it's these steps where my questions begin.
The most popular choice among the webz for walltes was easily Bitcoin Armory, but the 6GB RAM requirement is a nonstarter for my current hardware setup. I understand that they are working to reduce that requirement and that, also, there are hardware wallet modules hitting the market soon. Until one of the two options becomes available, I'm looking at utilizing a third party, web based wallet. Any suggestions in that regard would be appreciated. But my first concern with a wallet is that I am very interested in mining cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. I haven't been able to get an answer as to whether or not I will need an individual wallet for each unique currency I mine or if wallets generally support more than one currency type.
Reading through a number of the beginner's guides found through google gave me the impression that installing a mining client and joining a mining pool were separate issues. But a thread I read here seemed to indicate that particular clients were tied to specific mining pools. Preferably, I'd prefer a client that would allow me to select a mining pool, as well as supporting mining for Bitcoin as well as multiple other cryptocurrencies. Is that a realistic expectation?
If the tone of any of my questions suggest any broad misconceptions, I would appreciate a heads up. If anybody can link to some helpful literature on the subject, that would also be appreciated.
Thanks for reading, and cheers for any help.
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Looking for Bitcoin mining help.

Hi fellow redditors! I'm a very poor student, and i refuse to take any loans.. :) at the moment i have what is equal to 29$ for the rest of the month.. so i would really like to try give it a shot mining on my laptop, i have read that's ineffiecent to do so. BUT NOT IN MY CASE :D! ( i have free internet + power ). i tried to set it up for mining by myself, but i simply got lost in it all :( if anyone feel like helping plz add me on skype or contact me here! Skype:enrikansen godspeed.
sorry for poor format.
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Solo mining with Avalon 60G - Yes, I want to play at the bitcoin lottery ;-) Need setup support.

Hello Miners,
As stated in the topic I have a 60G Avalon miner and would like to setup solo mining for it.
And yes I know that it very probably will be a waste of time end electricity. But I see it as a hobby and want to learn more about the setup behind the scenes.
Can anybody give me an easy to follow howto for setting up this scenario?
I should have my own pool as far as I know. I can use a spare T61 Lenovo to run a Linux or (preferred) Windows to be used as pool server.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Happy mining for all ou you :-)
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such beginner shibe thread wow how to get coin

 how to shibecoin v rich in minutes much instruct so simple any doge can do 

START HERE

UPDATE 1/21/14: I'm not updating this guide anymore. Most of the steps should still work though. See the wiki or check the sidebar for updated instructions.
Before you do anything else, you need to get a wallet. Until there's a secure online wallet, this means you need to download the dogecoin client.
Now open the client you just downloaded. You'll be given a default address automatically, and it should connect to peers and start downloading the dogechain (aka blockchain in formal speak). You'll know because there will be a progress bar at the bottom and at the lower right there should be a signal strength icon (TODO: add screenshots).
If you've waited 2 or 3 minutes and nothing is happening, copy this:
maxconnections=100 addnode=95.85.29.144 addnode=162.243.113.110 addnode=146.185.181.114 addnode=188.165.19.28 addnode=166.78.155.36 addnode=doge.scryptpools.com addnode=doge.netcodepool.org addnode=doge.pool.webxass.de addnode=doge.cryptopool.it addnode=pool.testserverino.de addnode=doge.luckyminers.com addnode=doge.cryptovalley.com addnode=miner.coinedup.comdoge addnode=doge.cryptoculture.net addnode=dogepool.pw addnode=doge.gentoomen.org addnode=doge.cryptominer.net addnode=67.205.20.10 addnode=162.243.113.110 addnode=78.46.57.132 
And paste it into a new text file called dogecoin.conf, which you then place into the dogecoin app directory.
Now restart your qt client and the blockchain should start downloading in about 1-2 minutes.
Once it finished downloading, you're ready to send and receive Dogecoins!

GETTING COINS

Decide how you want to get Dogecoin. Your options are:
I'll go into detail about each of these. I'm currently writing this out. I'll make edits as I add sections. Suggestions are welcome.

MINING

Mining is how new dogecoins are created. If you're new to crypto currencies, read this. To mine (also called "digging"), a computer with a decent GPU (graphics card) is recommended. You can also mine with your CPU, but it's not as efficient.

GPU MINING

These instructions cover only Windows for now. To mine, you'll need to figure out what GPU you have. It'll be either AMD/ATI or Nvidia. The setup for both is approximately the same.

Step One: Choose a pool

There's a list of pools on the wiki. For now it doesn't really matter which one you choose. You can easily switch later.
NOTE: You can mine in two ways. Solo mining is where you mine by yourself. When you find a block you get all the reward. Pool mining is when you team up with other miners to work on the same block together. This makes it more likely that you'll find a block, but you won't get all of it, you'll have to split it up with others according to your share of the work. Pool mining is recommended because it gives you frequent payouts, because you find more blocks. The larger the pool you join, the more frequent the payouts, but the smaller the reward you get.
Over a long period of time the difference between pool and solo mining goes away, but if you solo mine it might be months before you get any coins.

Step two: Set up pool account

The pool you chose should have a getting started page. Read it and follow the instructions. Instructions vary but the general idea is:
When you're done with this, you'll need to know:

Step three: Download mining software

For best performance you'll need the right mining software.
Unzip the download anywhere you want.

Step four: Set up miner

Create a text file in the same folder as your miner application. Inside, put the command you'll be running (remove brackets).
For AMD it's cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://: -u -p
For Nvidia it's cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://: -O :
Substitute the right stuff in for the placeholders. Then on the next line of the text file type pause. This will let you see any errors that you get. Then save the file with any name you want, as long as the file extension is .bat. For example mine_serverName.bat.

Step five: Launch your miner

Just open the .bat file and a command line window should pop up, letting you know that the miner is starting. Once it starts, it should print out your hash rate.
If you now go to the pool website, the dashboard should start showing your hashrate. At first it'll be lower than what it says in the miner, but that's because the dashboard is taking a 5 minute average. It'll catch up soon enough.
NOTE: A normal hashrate is between 50 Kh/s up to even 1 Mh/s depending on your GPU.

You're now mining Dogecoins

That's it, nothing more to it.

CPU MINING

CPU mining isn't really recommended, because you'll be spending a lot on more on power than you'd make from mining Dogecoin. You could better spend that money on buying Dogecoin by trading. But if you have free electricity and want to try it out, check out this informative forum post.

Trading

Trading has been difficult so far, but Dogecoin just got added to a few new exchanges. If you don't have a giant mining rig, this is probably the best way to get 100k or more dogecoins at the moment. I'll write up a more complete guide, but for now check out these sites:

Faucets

Faucets are sites that give out free coins. Usually a site will give out somewhere between 1 and 100 Dogecoin. Every site has its own time limits, but usually you can only receive coins once every few hours, or in some cases, days. It's a great way to get started. All you do is copy your address from the receive section of your wallet and enter it on some faucet sites. Check out /dogecoinfaucets for more. If you go to each site on there you might end up with a couple hundred Dogecoin!

Begging

This method is pretty straightforward. Post your receiving address, and ask for some coins. Such poor shibe. The only catch is, don't do it here! Please go to /dogecoinbeg.

Tips

At the moment there are two tip bots:
Other redditors can give you Dogecoin by summoning the tip bot, something like this:
+dogetipbot 5 doge
This might happen if you make a good post, or someone just wants to give out some coins. Once you receive a tip you have to accept it in a few days or else it'll get returned. Do this by following the instructions on the message you receive in your inbox. You reply to the bot with "+accept". Commands go in the message body. Once you do that, the bot will create a tipping address for you, and you can use the links in the message you receive to see your info, withdraw coins to your dogecoin-qt wallet, see your history, and a bunch of other stuff.
As a bonus, so_doge_tip has a feature where you can get some Dogecoins to start with in exchange for how much karma you have. To do this, send the message "+redeem DOGE" to so_doge_tip. You'll need to create a tipping account if you don't have one.
If you want to create a tipping account without ever being tipped first, message either of the bots with "+register" and an address will be created for you.

CHANGELOG

  • 1/21/14 - Added note about this thread no longer being updated
  • 1/21/14 - Changed wallet links to official site
  • 12/27/13 - Added 1.3 wallet-qt links
  • 12/21/13 - Added new windows 1.2 wallet link
  • 12/20/13 - Fixed +redeem text
  • 12/18/13 - Added short blurb on trading.
  • 12/18/13 - Updated cudaminer to new version (cudaminer-2013-12-18.zip).
  • 12/18/13 - Fixed +redeem link
  • 12/18/13 - Updates dogecoin.conf, from here.
  • 12/17/13 - Linked to mining explanation.
  • 12/17/13 - Added link to CPU mining tutorial, in response to this.
  • 12/16/13 - Added links to tip commands, link to dogetipbot wiki.
  • 12/16/13 - Note about tip commands going in body, in response to this.
  • 12/16/13 - Added link to cgminer mirror, thanks to scubasteve812 and thanks to Bagrisham.
  • 12/16/13 - Note about removing brackets in response to this.
  • 12/15/13 - Fixed hash rate as per this comment, thanks lleti
  • 12/15/13 - Added info for all other ways of getting money, except for trading (placeholder for now)
  • 12/15/13 - Added windows GPU mining instructions 12/15/13 - Added wallet instructions, list of how to get money
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Dogecoin on Linux - The Complete Beginner's Guide

I'm writing this because I couldn't find a single condensed guide on compiling the wallet and running mining software on linux, specficially Ubuntu/Linux Mint. I combed Bitcoin and Litecoin forums for similar problems I was running into and eventually got everything nailed down, so here it is in one place, for new Shibes.
If you want to make a Dogecoin directory in your downloads folder to keep things organized, you will need to modify these commands to refelct the change. So instead of going to ~/Downloads/ you will need to go to ~/Downloads/Dogecoin and be sure to put the zipped files there when you download them, but the commands will be the same otherwise.
cwayne18 put in the work to make a PPA for the QT client here.
Ubunutu/Mint/Debian users should be able to install the client with the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwayne18/doge sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dogecoin-qt 
To update using this method, run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade dogecoin-qt 
Compiling the Wallet Manually
I suggest using the PPA above, but if you want to compile manually, here you go.
1)Download the newest source from here. If you want to check out the Github page, click here
2)Unzip the package with the native client OR, navigate to your downloads and unzip
cd ~/Downloads unzip dogecoin-master.zip 
3)Now it's time to compile. You will need to install the dependencies, just copy and paste the following code. It will be a fairly large download and could take some time. It is always important to update before installing any new software, so we'll do that first and then install the dependencies.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libdb-dev libdb++-dev libqrencode-dev qt4-qmake libqtgui4 libqt4-dev sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev libminiupnpc8 libboost-all-dev build-essential git libboost1.53-all-dev 
4)Once that is done, go to the doge-coin master directory and compile:
cd ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste sed -i 's/-mgw46-mt-sd-1_53//g' dogecoin-qt.pro qmake USE_UPNP=- USE_QRCODE=0 USE_IPV6=0 make -j3 
After running the qmake command you will likely see some text similar to
Project MESSAGE: Building without UPNP support Project MESSAGE: Building with UPNP supportRemoved plural forms as the target language has less forms. If this sounds wrong, possibly the target language is not set or recognized. 
It's perfectly normal, so don't worry about that.
Your Dogewallet is ready to go! The executable is in ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste and called dogecoin-qt. Your wallet information is in ~/.dogecoin. You can run the wallet at any time by opening terminal and typing
cd ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste ./dogecoin-qt 
Future upgrades to dogewallet are easy. Back up your wallet.dat, and simply follow the same directions above, but you'll be unzipping and building the newer version. You will likely need to rename the old dogecoin-master directory in ~/Downloads before unzipping the newest version and building. Also, it is likely that you will not need to install the dependencies again.
Alternate Method For Installing Dogecoin Wallet from Nicebreakfast
After installing the dependencies listed in step 3, open terminal, then navigate to where you want Dogecoin Wallet stored and run:
git clone https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin ./autogen.sh ./configure make 
then when the wallet is updated just run
git pull 
from the dogecoin directory.
GPU Mining
GPU mining requires CGminer. My suggestion is to get the executable already built. The creator of cgminer has removed the built file from his website, but I've uploaded it here
sudo apt-get install pkg-config opencl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev autoconf libtool automake m4 ncurses-dev cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf cgminer-3.7.2-x86_64-built.tar.bz2 
Don't use anything newer than 3.7.2. The newer versions of CGMiner don't support GPU mining.
That's it! You have cgminer ready to go! You will run cgminer with the following syntax
cd ~/Downloads/cgminer-3.7.2-x86_64-built/ ./cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://SERVERNAME:PORT -u WORKER.ID -p PASS 
A good guide for fine tuning cgminer can be found here; follow the litecoin example.
EDIT
I had trouble getting cgminer running with a single line command, but running it via an executable .sh file works. This is covered in the cgminer setup guide I posted above but I'll put it here too. In the same directory that has the cgminer executable, you need to make a file called cgminer.sh and make it executable. It should contain the follwing:
export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1 export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export DISPLAY=:0 find *.bin -delete sleep 5 ./cgminer 
Then you can call cgminer in terminal by doing ./cgminer.sh You will need a cgminer.conf file containing all your options. All of this is covered in the guide that is linked above.
A quick note about AMD drivers: They used to be a huge PITA to install and get working, but the newest Catalyst drivers are great. There's a GUI installer, everything works out of the box, and there is a lot of documentation. You can download them here: AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Linux
CPU Mining
For CPU mining I use minerd because it doesn't require any work to get running, simply download it and get to work. Download the built file for your machine 32-bit or 64-bit, and then unzip it and you're ready to go!
cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf pooler-cpuminer-2.3.2-linux-x86.tar.gz 
The executable is called minerd and it will be in ~/Downloads but you can move it to wherever you like. To run it, pull up terminal and do
cd ~/Downloads minerd --url=stratum+tcp://SERVER:PORT --userpass=USERNAME.WORKERNAME:WORKERPASSWORD 
You're done! Happy mining!
Common Issues
I ran into this and I've seen others with this problem as well. Everything installs fine but there is a shared library file that isn't where it should be. In fact, it isn't there at all.
 libudev.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 
In terminal, do
sudo updatedb locate libudev.so.0.13.0 
And it will probably return a path /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu. Inside that directory there's a library file called libudev.so.0.13.0. You'll need to make a symlink (aka shortcut) that links libudev.so.1 to libudev.so.0.13.0 So, assuming you're working with libudev.so.0.13.0 do this
cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu sudo ln -s libudev.so.0.13.0 libudev.so.1 
Now if you do
ln -l 
You should see
libudev.so.1 -> ./libudev.so.0.13.0 
Meaning you've made the symlink. Also, the text for libudev.so.1 will be blue.
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Lottery/Solo Mining

I have set up a small rig, with a few usb miners that i managed to get for a cheap price, was reading about on forums and read about setting up your own node and mine on your own, in hope to mine a whole block. I have set up everything, switched on cgminer and passed on a few parameters... -o -u -p and --btc-address. Now my question is, for the --btc-address parameter, i need to insert my receiving bitcoin address ? can i use one from my hardware wallet or does it have to be one that the Bitcoin-QT (Bitcoin Core) that cgminer is attached to ?
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Help wanted with solomining with USB Block Erupters

OK you're going to say I'm crazy for even trying but I still want to try solomine with my USB Block Erupters.
I used to mine with the Bitminter client and it reached the point when I hardly get any coins.
I tried CGminer but it says "no devices detected".
So plz tell me how I can solomine with these ASIC sticks.
I used this tutorial:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=315477.0
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Bitcoin Live USB Linux Distribution

I'm throwing together a USB Linux distribution that includes essential tools for bitcoin-related tasks.
My current list of tools is as follows:
Any suggestions?
EDIT: Formatting
EDIT 2: An up-to-date list can be found on github
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Road to Recovery [Part 2]

If you missed Part 1 – check here! The story continues! (tl;dr at the bottom)
Where were we… ah, my alarm.
No sooner did I jump into bed than the alarm went off! Buzzing away under my pillow… the day was fast turning into one of the worst days of recent memory.
I grabbed my phone, switched the alarm off and just lay there mumbling.
‘A1 something something something £9 something something’
‘No, that’s not right’
‘A1 #?’
‘What was it – I know this, come on … visualise!’
I’ve never done that before… I was speaking to myself out loud, that was the gravity of the situation and my feelings at the time. I hate you Google Keep!!...
My wife on the other hand had already dozed off (btw, I got plenty of confused.com looks during the panic station ‘moment’, she was half asleep though so it didn’t really faze her).
Eventually I began to calm down. I started thinking sensibly about the situation. The first thing I was doing wrong was not writing down any of my guesses. I probably recited well over 30 phrases as I was lying there. I got up, opened my laptop and started writing them down. At the same time I noticed my mining rig was still running... RDP -> Hit Q on CGMiner – why the hell was I mining coins to address that I no longer had access to!!!!
Once the fans slowed I opened the QT client and went to the send tab. Bear in mind that from the moment I lost my password to this moment I hadn’t even attempted a single passphrase even though it would have been a little fresher in my mind!
Send tab -> check the addresses I have saved -> ah DogeTipBot -> that will do. 100 coins, hit send… ‘Please Enter Passphrase’. Ok here goes:
First attempt
‘That’s the one for sure...’ Nope
-Tries again- No
-and again- Error
-A further 15 times- Access Denied.
Sigh
F*** you Google Keep. (Yeah your gonna see a lot of this – I despise that app now). I must have tried and failed countless times before I decided to investigate other options.
What do you do when you’re stuck? Google It. And that’s what I did. There were a fair few posts regarding lost pastphrases, none of them really helpful. Most replies were along the lines of ‘sorry for you loss’, ‘how much did you lose?’ and ‘nothing you can do…’. Well, screw that, I wasn’t giving up – I like a good challenge!
Enter Recoinvery.com. A nice little tool albeit very slow. I came across it whilst searching for passphrase recovery options available to me specifically for coin wallets. You basically point the tool to your wallet.dat file, set a bunch of options and hit the ok button. It runs a few instances in the background attempting to recover your lost passphrase.
Let me stop there for a sec and explain something quickly about passwords and recovery of one (feel free to correct me if wrong!):
  1. If you’re trying to recover a password less than 10 characters that you can’t remember at all then there’s a decent chance for you to recover it – it may take a while though, could be months.
  2. If you know bits and pieces of it then you can drastically reduce the time it takes for recovery using things like dictionaries or masks
  3. If your password is 10 characters or over and you don’t know parts of it then you’re pretty much screwed
There’s more to it than just that but those are some of the key points most recovery websites will throw at you. Another vital point I learned was the difference between combinations and permutations – it goes a little like this:
If I have a password ‘Abcd123’ then there’s no reason for me to check combinations – I.e. aaaaaaa, aaaaaab, aaaaaac, etc. We’re not interested in combinations here, were interested in permutations. With permutations you would provide a character set and a length you are after – this would then output unique permutations of the character set vs. the length – using the password example above, if I provided Aabcde12345 as the set and 7 as the length I would see things like Aabcde1, Aabcde2, Aabcde3, etc. (Remember ‘A’ and ‘a’ are not the same)
Why is this key for me? I was 100% sure that I hadn’t used the same character twice in my passphrase.
So, back to Recoinvery. As I said, great little tool but I quickly realised it was far too slow for what I was trying to achieve. There had to be other services out there.
There were tools like Hashcat and John The Ripper, both great for expert hackers / crackers but for me, a novice when it comes to this type of activity, I found those tools a little out of my league. At this point I came across www.walletrecoveryservices.com – a service provided by a guy called Dave Bitcoin. You’re thinking what I’m thinking right? Scam Scam Scam. Best course of action? Google It.
Dave was apparently the real deal. His method was a custom made bit of code + access to numerous workstations / servers and the use of only a small section of your encrypted wallet. This is key – the portion he was asking for was essentially useless, he wouldn’t have been able to steal my coins had he recovered it. I read up on it and him – everything seemed above board. I proceeded to contact him.
In the background, I had Recoinvery chugging away at measly 100 passwords a second – it had been running for hours I think (btw this is still Friday the 28th March) and nothing. My guess would be somewhere in the region of 500,000 combinations had been checked of a 12 character password (+ it seemed a little … buggy). Wait you say? I’ve not said a word about what parameters I’ve used or what the hell it was that I was trying to look for! Fear not, details below:
  1. I was fairly sure my password was not less than 11 characters and certainly no more than 13
  2. I knew it had unique characters, symbols and numbers
  3. I knew the start and the end of the password – 99% confidence
  4. I was about 60% sure about the characters contained within the password
It was the bit in the middle that had be stumped. The good news was I was able to provide Recoinvery with a mask – set a prefix, suffix and let it chug away at the middle. The bad news, as highlighted earlier, I was struggling with permutations and speed. It was frustrating to say the least.
Approaching the half day mark with nothing to report I decided to check back on Reddit to see if any more comments had been made that may guide me (I made the most in the morning before 9). A couple of useful comments however nothing to go off. I guess it was time for a little patience… woosaaaa.
I should probably get some breakfast… (12.00pm)
Am I doomed? It's looking increasingly likely I know .... Hitting the Wall [Part 3]
tl;dr
F****** Google Keep
Calm down – think sensibly
Research password recovery, find Recoinvery
Give Recoinvery some character sets to work with
Sit and wait.
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Setting up solo mining just targeting USB erupters? PC/Mac?

I am having trouble trying to get solo mining started on either my PC or Mac. I have a PC set up that is using three 7950s that are mining Litecoins. I'd like to have my 2 USB erupters solo mining Bitcoins for fun on the same system. I have the drivers installed for the USB miners and my system recognizes them.
I am starting Bitcoin-QT as -server
My bitcoin.conf looks like this: listen=1 server=1 rpcuser=user rpcpassword=pass
I set up a BFG .bat like this: bfgminer.exe -o 127.0.0.1:8332 -O -u user -p pass
When I launch that, BFG just crashes. I have also tried it with CGminer and that crashes also. I'd like to keep CGminer on the cards Litecoin mining and use BFG for the USB miners.
How do I get BFG to work just with the USBs? Also, do I need to input a Bitcoin address somewhere so if I did solve something I get the payout?
Sometimes, I do more work on my Mac and am also trying to set up the USBs to mine on a Mac using Diablo miner. Will that work the same way as the PC setup once we get it figured out?
Thanks for any help.
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The Absolute Crypto-Coine Beginenrs Guide to MyriadCoin-Mining

Hello, I'm a new member of the Myriadcoin-Community and I made a mining guide for crypto-currency newbies over on my blog. I thought it would fit here as well, hoping that some newbie would discover it upon his quest for mining crypto-coins. (I hope it is ok, that I just copied it over)

The Absolute Crypto-Coin Beginners Guide to MyriadCoin-Mining

Introduction

I researched the technology behind Bitcoin, especially the blockchain, for the past week because it could have been helpful with my current research on electronic voting that I am doing for my project thesis. During that I was amazed by the simple and yet powerful ideas behind crypto-currency. I was tempted to invest some of my spare money (which is not much as an undergraduate) into crypto-currencies, but was appalled by the weak points of Bitcoin, that become apparent if one researches it. (Malleability, 51% Attacks, Selfish Mining, etc. If there is interest I can maybe try to scramble together an article going in detail about attacks on crypto-currencies)
Then I discovered Myriadcoin, which solved most of the problems I had with Bitcoin. Although I myself am quite new to the Myriadcoin-Community I present to you, the absolute crypto-coin beginners guide to Myriadcoin-Mining. The following guide is written for Windows, the process may be similar on Linux/Mac OS but is not 100% the same

Setting up your Wallet

Your Myriadcoin-wallet is very much like your everyday wallet. It holds your currency, and if you lose it your money is gone.
  1. Go to the Myriadcoin homepage
  2. Download The wallet for your OS. (Currently there are Windows and Mac OS Wallets)
  3. Unzip the downloaded
  4. Start the myriadcoin-qt.exe
After the installation is done you should see your wallet stating that your current funds are 0 MYR. At the beginning the wallet has to download all the information from the blockchain, which can take a while. You can see the progress at the bottom of the wallet. Upon pressing the receive-button at the top you will see your automatically generated address. This address can be used to receive Payment. You can generate as many adresses as you want. Under Settings you can Encrypt your wallet, which you probably should do if you plan to use it seriously. Keep in mind, that if you lose your password you have no means to get to your money. Under File you can create a backup and save it somewhere.

Getting to Mine

Mining is the process which verifies currency transactions between accounts. It is simultaneously the process which generates new coins up to a limit. (20 billion is the limit for MYR). To mine a block means to solve a cryptographic puzzle in form of a hash. Myriadcoin uses 5 of those hash-algorithms. If you are a complete newbie to mining and crypto-currencies chances are you do not have specialized Hardware. Because of that it probably is best if you mine using the skein, groestl or qubit algorithms. Do not be scared of the names, I will guide you trough. If you made your mind up which of those you want to use (just pick one, if you do not want to research them) you can go to this post. The following step by step guide is using the skein algorithm with the Modified cgminer and the cryptorus mining pool. The steps can differ slightly if you use a different algorithm or pool, but should be similar.
  1. Go to the above linked post and scroll down to the Standalone Miner Section
  2. Pick a miner. (I use the modified cgminer
  3. Got to the post again and scroll to the Pools Section
  4. Pick one of the mining Pools fitting your chosen algorithm. (I pick http://myrsk.cryptorus.com/ for this one)
  5. Go to the homepage and register if necessary (Lets say my name is Testhans)
  6. Once you registered you should look for the My Workers Option
  7. There create a new worker. (Lets say I make a worker with the name Myry and the password 1234)
  8. Now unzip the Miner you downloaded
  9. Go to the folder of the miner and create a new textfile that you name run.bat
  10. Go to your pool-website and look for the stratum address. (Can be usually found on the startpage, in this my case stratum+tcp://myrsk.cryptorus.com:3333)
The run.bat should look as follows:
name_of_miner.exe -o stratum-address -u YouName.Workername -p Workerpassword (For some algorithms you have to set the algorithm as an option too)
This is how my config looks with the examples above:
cgminer.exe --skein -o stratum+tcp://myrsk.cryptorus.com:3333 -u Testhans.Myry -p 1234
Save the run.bat and you should be able to start the miner through double clicking. A console-window should open displaying the progress. Every time you find a share a message saying something along the lines of "Accepted 214sabc5fe 4/2" should be displayed.
You can enter your Myriadcoin-address inside the Account-Options of your pool, so you can receive your share of the coins you mined. Typically you have to arrange the transaction yourself. Usually the miner can take a lot of options to optimize the amount it can mine, but as a newbie you are likely to break more than you get out of it. The standard-configuration of miner-tools is in most cases pretty good allready.

Further Resources

You can find further resources on the bitcointalk-forums and the awesome subreddit. Also there is another mining-guide, which goes into more detail on all of the algorithms and can be quite helpfull if you are just new to Myriadcoin and not to the crypto-currencies as such.
If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to leave a comment, and if you found my guide useful and want to share some of your hard-mined coins, you can do that also. My Myriadcoin address is MKF8EPYksAV4Bn7M8HLEMyvEPtq3EWeGVW
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48 hours mining and still no payout from P2Pool? Am I doing something wrong?

So I am brand new to BTC mining, this is my first attempt. I recently purchased three Bitmain U1 antminers to mine on my home PC. After installing drivers, using correct version of CGminer, and picking a pool (I had read about GHash.io being able to 51% and thought it better for the future of BTC if I didn't give it any more power), I was ready to go.
I first started a little bit over 48 hours ago, mined for a few hours before my computer went to sleep on me and I had to restart. So I now have been mining 36 hours straight. I haven't received any payout from P2Pool even though there has been several payouts while I have been mining.
Is there a minimum payout for P2Pool? I know whatever I mined can't have been that much, with only about 4.6 GH/s hashing power.
Or am I doing something wrong? I don't know how to write the commands for CGminer in notepad, so every time I restart CGminer, I have to input everything including my bitcoin address (username) manually.
I use multibit, do I need to use bitcoin.qt?
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Why won't this mining setup work?

I'm Considering this setup:
Never mined before. I'm assuming I'll need to install Bitcoin-QT & store the block chain on an SD card or USB flash drive (via symlink). Not sure if I can run Bitcoind and bfgminer simultaneously (or even individually!) with only 256 MB of RAM.
Since the Jalapeno will be doing most of the work, I was hoping that this low-power XO laptop (especially if folks are able to mine using a Raspberry Pi!) would work.
So, please tell me why I'd be foolish to try this setup. Looks like I have a little time to play with configuring this little guy while I wait for my Jalapeno to get here...
UPDATE: since I don't need Bitcoin-QT when using a mining pool (see below), I'll first just try installing bfgminer or cgminer using the default OS. If that doesn't work, I'll give Lubuntu a try...
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[SG] I Am Accepting DOGE as Payment for Custom GPU Mining Rigs for Local Pickup in Chicago, IL USA

I have two custom rigs / mining kits IN HAND and I am willing to sell. I will accept Bitcoin or Dogecoin for payment of course, or USD if you prefer I guess =)
Topaz - $850 / 1.7 BTC / 850k DOGE - 2x Sapphire R9 270 GPUs - Motherboard, CPU+fan, 3GB DDR2 RAM - 1x USB Powered PCI-E 1x to 16x Riser - 1x 40GB SATA Hard Drive - 750W PSU - Open air black metal frame - 810 kh/s Scrypt Mining on cgminer 3.7.2
Jet - $950 / 1.9 BTC / 950k DOGE - 2x Sapphire R9 270x GPU - Motherboard, CPU+fan, 8GB DDR3 RAM - 1x USB Powered PCI-E 1x to 16x Riser - 1x 40 GB SATA Hard Drive - 1000W PSU - Open air black metal frame - 880 kh/s Scrypt Mining on cgminer
Sorry but prices in BTC/DOGE are subject to change, I have to pay USD for all of the components here so I have to adjust for the exchange rate. Prices quoted here reflect the current exchange rates and will have to be recalculated if there is significant gain or loss of value on the markets.
Both rigs are mining away at the moment with cgminer 3.7.2, so if you want them they are basically plug-and-play, just need to be configured to point at your pools (which I can show you how to do if you are a newbie). Windows 7 is the 'trial version' so it will ask you for a validation code but it will run just fine without it. I am also willing to build and deliver fully working CUSTOM MINING RIGS at various hashing powers - 800, 900, 1200, 1500, and 2200 - for around $1.25 per kh/s (with payment up front).
Professionally I am a career educator, so I am very patient and willing to sit down with you if you are unfamiliar with crypto and explain how everything works. I will make sure that the miner I sell is configured right and ready-to-hash, and I will explain to you how to use it and how to keep it running right. I have mined scrypt coins on several different types of cards using both Linux and Windows OS, I have mined BTC using ASIC hardware, I have managed exchange accounts, qt-clients, and a futures account on ICBIT. So basically I have some knowledge and expertise I am willing to share with anyone who is interested and willing to invest some money with me for hardware.
I think that GPU rigs are still a very good investment in crypto for two reasons. At the moment the scrypt coin economy is pretty stable. 1,000 kh/s will get you the equivalent of 0.010 - 0.015 BTC/day depending on which scrypt coin you choose. There are several coins that give at least this good of a return, which is great on its own. But then add the fact that GPUs can be resold for a very good portion of the original value, and that a mining rig can be re-purposed as a workstation or gaming rig. Personally I think I can offer a really good value, and if my apartment were rated to deliver more electricity without overloading my circuits, I would be building and mining off of more cards myself.
I am also willing to buy/sell limited amounts of cryptocurrency in person - up to $1,000 USD. I have well established accounts on major exchanges so if you are looking to buy or sell without all that hassle, I can help you out.
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Mining was down for a day, did I lose what I already mined? CGMiner and Elegius.

I was mining for a few days with Elegius, and racked up about 0.008 BTC.
My computer then crashed, and I had to reinstall Bitcoin-qt, Cgminer, etc etc.
After starting up CGMiner and mining again (using the exact same copy-and-paste username/BTC address), I went to check on my Elegius stats page to see where I was at.
My whole balance from my previous several days of mining is gone!
Where could it be? I am still waiting for my Blockchain to load, so I guess it could be in my wallet, but I doubt that as it was at less than 25% of the required minimum withdrawal amount.
Any help/ideas would be appreciated!
Thank you!
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Pool 0 slow/down or URL credentials invalid

Hey redditors,
Just recently got into mining, started with bitcoins but my rig is a little too slow to keep up with all the ASICs so I have moved to mining altcoins. My most recent venture has been with middlecoin and it WAS working great, but after about 20+ hours of mining I awoke this afternoon to find that my Kh/s had been steadily dropping all night and around 20 minutes before I walked up to my computer bfgminer said middlecoin.com:3333 is not responding. Now I am trying to re-establish a connection but all I get is the error in the title. I have tried running cgminer with the same .bat and I still get the same error. I have taken down my firewall and still cannot get it to work. I am also solo mining feathercoins with my cpu, I dont know if that may cause some issues but even with feathercoin-qt not on it still wont connect to the servers.
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Unable to mine

so i tried GUIMINER, didn't work, cgminer, didn't work either, i did cpu miner, and it seemed to be working, but at such a low value that the pool didn't recognize it then tried another miner again with no results, went back to cg miner and it did this and stays like that only showing me there are blocks available and doing nothing about it. , tried scrypting downloading different versions, still the same, now i cant mine at all, I didn't have this problem before with bitcoins, we know the future is doge, so no going back to bitcoins.
Please help... i want doge... such trubble
UPDATE: fixed script now it wont launch... please help :(
EDIT: added extra info
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